Five more booters test positive for COVID-19
Published : Friday, 7 August, 2020 at 12:06 AM Count : 447
Five more national booters out of twelve-member of second batch tested positive for coronavirus as the Bangladesh Football Federation organised the second round of test before sending the second batch to Sarah resort in Gazipur tonight for conditioning camp starting from tomorrow.
Totul Hossain Badsha, Sohel Rana and Shahid Alam of Abahani Limited, and Mohammad Ibrahim and Sushanta Tripura of Bashundhara Kings, who were the part of twelve-member second batch, did not join the BFF’s prerequisites camp after they were tested positive for COVID-19 on the second day (Thursday) of reporting, said a BFF press release on Thursday night.
They were eventually left behind in Dhaka.
Earlier, defender Bishwanath Ghosh, Suman Reza, MS Bablu and Nazmul Islam were found positive on first day’s (Wednesday) tests.
Seven other footballers will follow the same process on Saturday (August 8) while captain Jamal Bhuiyan’s and defender Tariq Raihan Kazi’s presence will be subject to the availability of return flights to Bangladesh.
Head coach Jamie Day and assistant coach Stuart Watkiss are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on August 16.